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Press Release by Rising Star Promotions


ATLANTIC CITY (June 02, 2018) - Philadelphia’s Jaron “Boots” Ennis (20-0 18 KO) captured the vacant WBU Welterweight by stopping Veteran “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (26-11-2 13 KO) in the second round of their scheduled 10 round Main Event on the Boardwalk.

“It feels great to have such a meaningful title around my waist, it shows all the hard work we did in camp. Thank you to my team, my father and all my fans who came to Atlantic City to support me.” Ennis commented with huge smile on his face.

“Rising Star Promotions promoted a great show topped by a solid Main Event. Arnaoutis has been around and we hoped to get Boots some solid work, but we’ll take the two rounds.” - Ennis’ promoter Chris Middendorf of Victory Promotions.

Boots is scheduled to appear as the Main Event on Showtime's long running “Shobox The New Generation” series in late July.

Welterweight contender and Rising Star VP Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna was blown away by outcome. “This event was hands-down the best one ever Rising Star has done. It’s between this show and our November 18 card Atlantic City but on that show we sold out 600 seats at a small venue this one, we did over 1,000 tickets PAID (which makes all the difference in boxing). I'm just so grateful for our system, my team and our loyal fans who recognize real club show boxing Atlantic City.”

In the co-feature Chris “Sandman” Thomas of Toms River defeated Asbury Park’s Darryl “Dreamking” Bunting by 3rd round TKO to become the New Jersey State Middleweight Champion.

Thomas quoted​ - "It feels great, the last 8 years of hard work just paid off that was the biggest moment of my career thus far. Thank you to all my friends, family, supporters, and sponsors who came out to the fight and a special thank you to Rising Star Promotions for the opportunity. I can’t wait to be back fighting in Atlantic City and giving all my fans another great show."

“It’s an honor to win a belt once held by Bobby Czyz. I couldn't be anymore proud of Sandman both inside the ring and outside.” ​Sandman longtime trainer/manager Shawn Darling

Vineland, NJ’s former Florida Marlins player Quian Davis wins the New Jersey State Heavyweight Championship by defeated Dan Pasciolla of Brick, NJ via majority decision.

“What a way to go out.” Davis said with tears after collapsing on the canvas when name was announced as winner. “I took this fight after seconding guessing myself, not being in the ring for two years on a minor medical issue I thought I was done. I don't know what's next, going to spend time with my family and talk with my team. I'm 37 years old and I've accomplished my short term goals in boxing and I'm so thankful for everyone who's been apart of it.” Davis commented in closing.

Brooklyn’s Yurik “DBSBC” Mamedov (9-1 3 KO) defeated Kashon Hutchinson (3-5 1 KO) of Reading, PA by unanimous decision in an 8 round welterweight contest. Rising Star Promotions’ Donald “No Love” Smith (7-0 4 KO) of Philadelphia scored a sensational knockout over Uganda’s Deo Kizito (3-2-1 1 KO). Atlantic City’s own Joel De La Paz (8-1 4 KO) had his hands full with crafty veteran Willis Lockett (16-23-6 5 Ko) of Takoma Park, Maryland winning by majority decision in their 6 round bout. De La Paz has been off for 2 years and has reunited with long time manager Mike Brestle.

Camden, NJ Police Officer Vidal Rivera (8-0 5 KO) just needed 2 rounds in his first 6 rounder against the experienced Jose Ramos (11-14-1 8 Ko) of Tijuana, Mexico. Rivera wins via 2nd round TKO.

Philadelphia’s Angel Pizarro (4-0 3 KO) returned to the ring coming off of hand injury against North Carolina’s Terrance Moore (0-2) winning by 1st round TKO after catching the wild but game Moore with solid body shot. Pizarro is a stablemate of Jaron “Boots” Ennis.




Press Release (Rising Star Promotions) - Atlantic City - June 01, 2018